Wendy Davis Is Running for Governor: Report She'll announce it officially next week, says Politico By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Sep 26, 2013 2:22 PM CDT 276 comments Comments Wendy Davis speaks at a fundraiser in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Newser) – Texas' most famous pro-choice lawmaker won't disappoint the Democrats who were hoping she'd run for governor. Wendy Davis' advisers have begun telling major Democratic players that Davis intends to run, sources tell Politico. One Davis consultant says she'll announce next week. Davis' filibuster of an anti-abortion bill made her famous nationwide, but she's still a long shot in the conservative Lone Star State. Early polls show her trailing GOP presumptive nominee Greg Abbott.